Tiffany Smith
Tailyr Irvine
Muna Malik

Featuring: Sol Aramendi, Katie Basile, Cinthya Santos Briones, Koral Carballo + Anita Pouchard Serra + Jessica Ávalos, Willow Naomi Curry + Tiffany Smith, Deborah Espinosa, Annie Flanagan + Ashley Teamer, Tailyr Irvine, Tonika Johnson, Ericka Jones-Craven, Stacy Kranitz, Muna Malik, Bethany Mollenkof, Rosem Morton, Rowan Renee, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, Karen Miranda-Rivadeneira, Mayela Rodriguez, Arin Yoon

Curated by: Amy Yenkin, Daniella Zalcman, Danielle Villasana, Emily Schiffer, and Laura Roumanos.

Banner designed by: Rina Malonzo

In a country that is witnessing pivotal public protest and civic engagement, and feels more divided than ever, We, Women shows the power of artists working in community throughout the United States, to find common ground and solutions to the most critical problems facing the country today. Through a radical transformation of image-making, We, Women believes we can revolutionize how we see our country and, ultimately, ourselves.

A preview of the traveling, nationwide exhibit coming in 2021, We, Women at Photoville presents the first cohort of women and gender nonconforming artists examining critical issues across the U.S. through photo-based community engagement projects that resist and interrogate social and political landscapes, while promoting empathy and unity.


We, Women re-frames issues, primarily from the perspective of artists of color, and highlights underrepresented narratives. We, Women is not just a grant: it’s an opportunity to shape a national conversation about problems, solutions, and how to find common ground.

The first phase of this developing project features twenty projects in key states, and a traveling national exhibition starting in 2021. Through photo-based community engagement projects, the inaugural cohort of We, Women artists examine critical issues ranging from climate change, political participation, and gentrification, to health, migration, and sexuality. Their work highlights the vital role the arts can play in social change movements by visualizing issues, attracting attention, connecting change-makers, and bridging dialogues.

Every urgent issue in America today impacts women. Women and gender nonconforming people are largely disempowered in our political and social systems. Despite decades of advances by trailblazing women, mainstream media has historically shown the country through a white, cisgender, male lens. Only through a holistic and inclusive understanding of how an imbalanced power structure impacts our entire society, may we hope to create a shift in our political and social systems.


  • Women Photograph

    Women Photograph

    Women Photograph is a nonprofit that launched in 2017 to elevate the voices of women and nonbinary visual journalists. The private database includes more than 1,400 independent documentary photographers based in 125+ countries and is available privately to any commissioning editor or organization. Women Photograph also operates an annual series of project grants, a year-long mentorship program, an annual skills-building workshop, and collects data on hiring and publishing statistics in the visual media industry. Our mission is to shift the makeup of the photojournalism community and ensure that our industry’s chief storytellers are as diverse as the communities they hope to represent.

  • Photoville


    Founded in 2011 in Brooklyn, NY, Photoville was built on the principles of addressing cultural equity and inclusion, which we are always striving for, by ensuring that the artists we exhibit are diverse in gender, class, and race.

    In pursuit of its mission, Photoville produces an annual, city-wide open air photography festival in New York City, a wide range of free educational community initiatives, and a nationwide program of public art exhibitions.

    By activating public spaces, amplifying visual storytellers, and creating unique and highly innovative exhibition and programming environments, we join the cause of nurturing a new lens of representation.

    Through creative partnerships with festivals, city agencies, and other nonprofit organizations, Photoville offers visual storytellers, educators, and students financial support, mentorship, and promotional & production resources, on a range of exhibition opportunities.

    For more information about Photoville visit,

We, Women

 archive : 2020

Featuring: Various Artists

Presented by: Women Photograph, Photoville
  • Women Photograph
  • Photoville


View Location Details Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 2

146 Furman Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Number 29 on the official photoville map Click to download this year's map

This location is part of Brooklyn Bridge Park
Explore other locations and exhibitions nearby

  • Monday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Saturday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sunday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Lead Funding Provided By

We, Women is generously supported by many individual donors including Anonymous (3), Marilyn and Tim Groves, Patrick West (in memory of Hevrin Khalaf) and our many Kickstarter contributors.

Institutional Collaborators



Community Collaborators


Related Events

Sep 262020

The Power of We

Join us as we highlight the work of We, Women artists, and the vital role the arts can play in social change movements by visualizing issues, attracting attention, connecting change makers, and bridging dialogues.

Learn More
Sep 232017

Women Photograph + ONA Workshop

This inaugural one-day workshop for female and non-binary photographers by the new Women Photograph initiative will involve skills-building talks on a wide array of issues ranging from the importance of registering your copyright to hands-on technical demonstrations on lighting. Experts will also be on hand for one-on-one sessions on book editing, grant proposal writing, portfolio reviews, and more.

Learn More

This website was made possible thanks to the generous support and partnership of Photowings